Adrian Kasaj

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BACKGROUND Cellular reactions to alloplastic bone substitute materials (BSM) are a subject of interest in basic research. In regenerative dentistry, these bone grafting materials are routinely combined with enamel matrix derivatives (EMD) in order to additionally enhance tissue regeneration. MATERIALS AND METHODS The aim of this study was to evaluate the(More)
BACKGROUND This preliminary in vitro study, presented at the General Session of the International and American Association for Dental Research in 2010 (Barcelona, Spain), evaluates whether three-dimensional (3D) optical scanning and subsequent superimposing procedures could be used for reproducible volumetric evaluation of gingival recession. METHODS(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between caries frequency and body mass index (BMI) in German elementary school children. A total of 1,290 elementary school children (648 boys, 642 girls) were examined. The dental examination included the determination of caries frequency (DF-T/df-t values). The medical evaluation assessed the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the success rate of a calcium hydroxide-based direct capping agent in permanent teeth. METHOD AND MATERIALS A total of 1,075 permanent teeth were treated in this study. All patients received direct pulp capping with a calcium hydroxide-based agent. Inclusion criteria were teeth with healthy pulps, pulps with signs of reversible(More)
INTRODUCTION In patients with cardiovascular diseases several risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and drinking habits, genetic disposition, and chronic inflammation must be considered. The aim of this study was to investigate whether there is a correlation between dental origin infections and the presence of an acute myocardial(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Recently, porcine acellular dermal matrix (PADM) has been proposed as a possible alternative to autogenous grafts in periodontal plastic surgery. The aim of the present study was to investigate the in vitro responses of four different oral cell lines cultured on a novel PADM. Furthermore, tissue reaction to PADM was evaluated(More)
The purpose of the present study was to compare the clinical outcomes of infrabony periodontal defects following treatment with an anorganic bovine-derived hydroxyapatite matrix/cell-binding peptide (ABM/P-15) flow to open flap debridement. Twenty-six patients, each displaying one infrabony defect with probing depth ≥6 mm and vertical radiographic bone loss(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the present in vitro study was to evaluate the effects of different biomaterials used for regenerative periodontal surgery on the growth of the periodontopathogen Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans. METHODS Three commercially available biomaterials of synthetic origin (hydroxyapatite/beta-tricalcium phosphate, nanostructured(More)
Infections are increasingly considered as potential trigger for carcinogenesis apart from risk factors like alcohol and tobacco. The discussion about human papilloma virus (HPV) in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) points at a general role of infection for the development of oral carcinomas. Furthermore, first studies describe a correlation between(More)